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Food Network Star Premieres This Sunday

by in Shows, June 3rd, 2011

food network star finalists
Back in early April, we gave you a look at the new set of contestants on season seven of Food Network Star. Since then, you’ve cast your pre-season predictions in the Fan Forecast Vote and have watched a sneak peek of the show on the Star homepage.

Now, the time has finally come to indulge in Food Network’s number one series: This Sunday, Food Network Star premieres with bigger personalities and unforgettable star-power.

Join us for a live Twitter viewing party with Entertainment Weekly and special guest stars starting at 9pm/8c; use #star in your tweets.

Tune in: Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central


Recipe of the Day: Giada’s Chicken or Steak With Balsamic BBQ Sauce

by in Recipes, June 2nd, 2011

chicken with balsamic bbq sauce
If you’ve never made your own BBQ sauce before, you’re in for a treat. Here, Giada puts her Italian spin on a classic sauce by adding balsamic vinegar to the mixture, which adds a tangy layer of flavor.  Even better, it comes together in just 20 minutes. Keep this recipe handy all summer — it’s great on both chicken and steak.

Get the recipe: Giada’s Chicken or Steak With Balsamic BBQ Sauce

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It’s National Iced Tea Month

by in Holidays, June 1st, 2011

iced tea
June is National Iced Tea Month — so get out your tall glasses and ice cubes and celebrate the warm weather by pouring yourself a home-brewed glass of iced tea.

According to Food Network’s Encyclopedia, “Tea grew wild in China until the Chinese determined the leaves helped flavor the flat taste of the water that they boiled to prevent getting sick. All tea plants belong to the same species, but varying climates, soils, etc., combine in different ways to create a plethora of distinctive leaves.”

Whether enjoyed plain, sweetened, flavored or spiked, sip down this cool drink with one of these recipes:

Giada’s Sweet Apple Iced Tea
Thai Iced Tea
Ellie’s Lemon-Ginger Iced Tea With Berry Cubes
Iced Tea With Grenadine

Browse our picks for alcoholic versions after the jump »

Recipe of the Day: Guy’s Cuban Pork Chops With Mojo

by in Recipes, June 1st, 2011

cuban pork chops with mojo
Impress the family tonight with Guy’s Latin-inspired pork chops with a spicy rub and citrus marinade. While the total time of this recipe says it takes “1 hour 45 minutes” to make, don’t fret. The pork chops will marinate in the refrigerator for an hour, leaving you time to help the kids with their homework or to make a refreshing side salad like this Avocado Salad With Tomatoes, Lime, and Toasted Cumin Vinaigrette.

Get the recipe: Guy’s Cuban Pork Chops With Mojo

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FN Fan Bites: Iron Chef Jose Garces, Marcela on Jimmy Fallon and More

by in Food Network Chef, May 31st, 2011

jose garces
Iron Chef Jose Garces will participate in The Great Chefs Event in Philadelphia, Penn. on Tuesday June 14 in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Alex Scott, a young girl with a childhood cancer called neuroblastoma, founded the organization. Every year she opened a lemonade stand in front of her home with the proceeds going to benefit pediatric cancer research. Alex inspired people from all over the world, motivating them to hold their own lemonade stands and donate to her cause. In August of 2004 at the age of 8, Alex passed away knowing she had helped raise over $1 million dollars to help find a cure for the disease that took her life. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has raised over $40 million towards fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure by funding over 150 research projects nationally. If you would like to attend the event featuring Chef Garces visit: The Great Chefs Event.

Chef Marcela Valladolid stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon late last week to whip up recipes perfect for the warm summer weather. Marcela taught Jimmy the fine art of sipping tequila and guided him through the steps of making a Mexican style burger. Watch the video clip: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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Recipe of the Day: Turkey-Avocado Clubs

by in Recipes, May 31st, 2011

turkey avocado club sandwiches

After all the BBQ parties, salads and juicy burgers, try something a bit lighter for lunch today. Send the entire family off to work or school with this savory sandwich made with turkey, avocado and whole-grain bread. Mayo is swapped out for a lighter, healthier condiment with nonfat, plain Greek yogurt for a protein and fiber-packed meal.

Get the recipe: Turkey-Avocado Clubs

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Memorial Day Breakfast Recipes

by in Recipes, May 30th, 2011

french toast with grilled bananas
It’s not often the entire family can sit down together for breakfast on a Monday morning, so take advantage of the time by making one of these indulgent breakfast recipes together:

The Neelys’ French Toast Panini With Grilled Bananas (pictured above)

Sunny’s Big Ole Tex-Mex Burrito Omelet

Almost-Famous Cinnamon Buns

Bobby’s Grilled Sausage and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches

Ina’s Breakfast Bread Pudding

Browse more of Food Network’s breakfast recipes.

Memorial Day Menus: Editor’s Pick

by in Holidays, May 28th, 2011

memorial day menu
With so many delicious recipes to choose from Food Network’s Memorial Day and grilling roundups, where does one start? Trying to make your crazy and hectic weekends easier, the editors of FoodNetwork.com and CookingChannelTV.com have shared their favorite recipes and packaged them up into two menus — mix and match, substitute or just make one recipe. Whatever you do, enjoy them with family and friends and share your food photos with us on Food Network’s Facebook page.

Menu 1:
Appetizer: Pineapple Polenta Squares With Shrimp
Main: Southern Fried Chicken
Side Dish: Avocado Salad
Dessert: Blueberry Crumble With Cornmeal-Almond Topping

Get our second menu after the jump »

Recipe of the Day: American Macaroni Salad

by in Recipes, May 27th, 2011

macaroni salad
Potato and macaroni salads: two of most iconic summer dishes in America. Here, elbow macaroni is tossed with ripe tomatoes, crunchy celery and a creamy dressing. Make it more personal by adding additional veggies for like diced bell peppers and cucumber.

Get the recipe: American Macaroni Salad

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10 Grilling Safety Tips

by in Holidays, May 26th, 2011

grilled food
With summer right around the corner, there’s never a better time to brush up on grilling safety. Yes, you may be the master of your grill; however, you can never be too careful.

1. Gas grilling should be done outside the home at least 10 feet away from the house.
2. Check all connections for leaks by turning on the cylinder valve and spraying the connections with a solution made by mixing equal amounts of liquid dish soap and water. If bubbles appear, those connections need to be tightened or replaced.
3. Keep the grill away from heavy foot traffic. It’s also highly recommended to keep children, pets and outdoor games like football away from the grill.
4. Always place lighters and matches away from the grill and children.
5. Wear fitted clothing. While you may be warm, you’re safest when wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants and closed shoes.

Read the remaining 5 tips after the jump »